Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Baltimore, Md
Posts: 52
Test kits

I'm putting together a shopping list for the trip to the fish store to get a good amount of stuff to get my first saltwater tank going. Looking at the testing kits I see api has a fresh, salt and a reef kit. After looking a little more I notice they sell the single bottles of the testing product. One example being nitrates and it says it can be used for both fresh and salt. With the only difference i'm seeing is it comes with two charts, one for fresh and the other for salt. Am i correct in assuming if I have a freshwater API test kit that I could just print the saltwater cards and use it for my salt tank?
__________________

__________________
Chrayis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
Not entirely. The color renderings on your printer will be different than on the original cards. With tests like the nitrAtes, those small color variations mean the difference between a low and high reading.

You can do the following:

Quote:
Originally Posted by API Tech support
Due to discrepancies with ink jet printers and the color of the cards, pdf versions are not available. You can get a replacement set of cards by sending in a $2 check to:
Mars Fishcare
50 East Hamilton Street
Chalfont, PA 18914
Attention: Brian in Technical Services

Include a brief letter stating the type of color cards that you need and include your return mailing address. Once we receive your letter a set of color cards will be sent in the mail. The $2 will cover shipping and handling for the color cards.
I got this response from API when I asked if I could get replacement cards since some of mine were getting pretty ratty.
__________________

__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 1,319
I don't care very much for the api test kits I find them unreliable as far as accuracy.
__________________
tonedogz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
test, test kits

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.